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Environmental Defenders plan recycling drives in Harvard, Algonquin

WOODSTOCK — The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County have scheduled recycling drives from 9 a.m. to noon on June 11 at Harvard Village ...
May 25, 2016 - 3:04 pm

Begalka: Milk Day history, does the body good

Envisioning Harvard today as the go-to center of McHenry County may be difficult, but there was a time when it was all that and more. Celebr ...
May 23, 2016 - 12:20 am

Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County moves family into Huntley home

HUNTLEY – When he spoke at the dedication ceremony for the Pinto family’s new home on Saturday, Jesus Rodarte served as evidence of the good ...
May 23, 2016 - 12:43 am

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Harvard police ID vehicle man may have used to flee from armed robbery

HARVARD – Police announced Thursday they have identified the vehicle they believe a man used to flee from a Harvard bank after he robbed it ...
May 20, 2016 - 12:25 am

St. Joseph Catholic School in Harvard graduates final middle school class

HARVARD – Four eighth grade students received their diplomas Thursday night at the final graduation ceremony for St. Joseph Catholic School ...
May 20, 2016 - 12:33 am

Harvard police reports for Thursday, May 19, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
May 19, 2016 - 6:50 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

Motorcycle classes teach McHenry County riders crash avoidance, proper technique

When planning educational programs for new motorcycle riders, Scott Haas said he urges students to think of riding primarily as a mental exe ...
May 16, 2016 - 11:09 pm

Harvard police reports for Sunday, May 15, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
May 15, 2016 - 9:34 am

Most McHenry County schools would lose money under education funding bill

With more insight into the effects of a bill to overhaul Illinois school funding, some local school officials and lawmakers have expressed c ...
May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

Thumbs up: Happy 75th, Harvard Milk Days

Thumbs up: To Harvard Milk days, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. One of the longest-running hometown festivals in Illin ...
May 14, 2016 - 5:30 am

Harvard's heroin recovery radio show to simulcast on Fox Chicago website

HARVARD – A local radio program focused on drug addiction and recovery will be simulcast on Fox32Chicago.com Monday as part of the station’s ...
May 13, 2016 - 11:40 pm

Harvard marks Milk Days' 75th year with open house, added festivities

It’s about time Harmilda had a night out. Harvard’s famous cow gets her own song and the town gets the chance to “Relive the Memories” – 75 ...
May 13, 2016 - 12:20 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

Police: McHenry County man impersonated a 'Village of Chemung' cop

WOODSTOCK – A Chemung man is denying allegations he impersonated a police officer and used red or white flashing lights on a prohibited vehi ...
May 11, 2016 - 12:20 am

Mercy, Rockford health systems merger leads to Mercyhealth name change

Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System announced that the company will be called Mercyhealth, a name officials hope will unify its f ...
May 10, 2016 - 7:34 am

First dual-language Woodstock School District 200 students to graduate

WOODSTOCK – Starting first grade is daunting for many students, but Woodstock North High School senior Marshall Coalson remembers it to be q ...
May 10, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

McHenry County police weigh in on Illinois marijuana decriminalization

McHENRY – When someone who’s never been arrested gets caught with a few grams of marijuana in McHenry, chances are that police will respond ...
May 6, 2016 - 11:46 pm

Harvard police hunting for armed bank robbery suspect

HARVARD – Police are searching for a man who they said robbed a Harvard bank at gunpoint Friday.Police Chief Mark Krause said about 10:30 a. ...
May 6, 2016 - 11:53 pm

Thumbs up: Motorola sale brings new hope, and more

Thumbs up: To the purchase of the 1.52-million-square-foot former Motorola campus in Harvard for $9.3 million. Online auction house Ten-X.co ...
April 30, 2016 - 12:19 pm

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

Stand Down in McHenry connects veterans with services

McHENRY – When Norberto Martinez got out of the Army in 2009, he felt like he was invisible.Martinez, now 40, said he had been forced to lea ...
April 29, 2016 - 12:25 am

McHenry County police department to host drug take-backs Saturday

A dozen McHenry County-area police departments are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public an opportunity to ...
April 28, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Former Motorola campus in Harvard sold for $9.3M in online auction

HARVARD – The 1.52-million-square-foot former Motorola campus has been sold to an unnamed bidder for $9.3 million, a Harvard official said.O ...
April 27, 2016 - 10:28 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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Harvard police reports for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
April 26, 2016 - 7:50 am

Hebron man dies after car crashes into tree

HEBRON – A 52-year-old Hebron man died in a one-car crash Monday evening, Hebron Police Sgt. Rich Donlea said. Richard Goben was driving a ...
April 26, 2016 - 12:15 am

Rollover crash near Harvard sends teen to hospital

HARVARD – A 19-year-old Poplar Grove woman was taken to an area hospital Monday after a rollover crash near Harvard, police and fire officia ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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Woodstock police expect better coverage, cost savings from new radio system

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Police Department will be moving to a new radio system that is expected to have better coverage and save the city ...
April 23, 2016 - 11:38 pm

Wonder Lake home uninhabitable after fire

WONDER LAKE – A single-family home in Wonder Lake was left uninhabitable Friday afternoon after a blaze that brought firefighters from eight ...
April 23, 2016 - 11:56 am

Letter: Union Pacific explains Harvard agent decision

To the Editor:In response to the April 13 letter to the editor, “Keep Metra Agent in Harvard,” I want to clarify for Mr. Edwin Detlefsen and ...
April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am

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